[drupal-devel] [wanted] mail queue

Dries Buytaert dries at buytaert.net
Thu Aug 25 07:10:06 UTC 2005

On 17 Aug 2005, at 10:46, Dries Buytaert wrote:
> Anyone with a mail background that would like to investigate http:// 
> drupal.org/node/28604 ?
> The idea is to create a mail.inc for core that implements a mail  
> queue, as well as provides common functionality such as converting  
> HTML to text.
> It would be a centralized building block for modules like  
> notify.module, project.module, subscription.module,  
> simplenews.module, etc.

Lots of people showed interest in working on this, though as far as I  
know no one stepped forward to take a lead.  I suggest someone  
creates a _minimal_ mail.inc first.  As soon that is in place,  
everyone can submit patches to extend the mail queue functionality.

A minimal mail.inc implements a mail queue, an mail-function, a cron- 
function, and a setting to throttle the rate of outgoing mails.  The  
mail-function' should have two modes: 'send mail later', 'send mail  
now'.  Regardless of this mode, the accounting should be correct.  We  
can worry about HTML-mail, embedding images, bounces in subsequent  

Please raise your hand if you commit to working on this in the next  
few weeks/days.  Thanks.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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